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by Fred Hosier January 20, 2014 It’s time to count and post your injury summary for 2013. OSHA requires companies to post Form 300A from Feb. 1 to April 30 each year. The form shows a summary of the total number of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred...read more
January 13, 2014 By Ken Ward Jr. CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- When state inspectors arrived at the Freedom Industries tank farm late last Thursday morning, they found a 400-square-foot pool of clear liquid had collected outside a white tank marked as number 396. A 4-foot wide...read more
Today’s Safety Daily Advisor Tip: Cold weather introduces unique hazards that employees need to be aware of so that they can take adequate precautions to protect their safety and health throughout the winter months. Falling down on slippery outdoor surfaces is a major...read more
Aug. 6, 2013 Josh Cable EHS Today Magazine There are four common misconceptions about NFPA 70E, the Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace created by the National Fire Protection Association. More About: Arc Flash An arc-flash accident is a relatively rare...read more
Today’s Safety Daily Advisor Tip: In today's Advisor we focus on some frequently asked questions about electrical safety, with answers provided by OSHA. What causes electrical shocks? Electricity travels in closed circuits, normally through a conductor. But sometimes...read more
Safety Resolutions – Here is the safety meeting that I developed several years ago for the first meeting of the year.
Peg (O'Brien) Simons Corporate Health and Safety Manager at Columbus McKinnon Top Contributor A Safe New Year in 2014 As we start out in the year 2014, here are some New Year’s Resolutions to be made by all employees. I vow to come into work ready for a safe day. I...read more
by Michael Grabell ProPublica, Dec. 27, 2013, 10:49 a.m. The federal government could easily track injuries suffered by temporary workers by adding a checkbox to a government form that already exists. Such a move would give regulators the data needed to justify...read more
Today’s Safety Daily Advisor Tip: Despite the significant risk of injury or death, construction workers continue to work at heights without fall protection. A recently published study examines the reasons for this and offers solutions that could prevent an accident or...read more
Today’s Safety Daily Advisor Tip: Here are the preliminary figures for the top 10 OSHA violations for fiscal year 2013, along with frequently cited areas of each standard and tips for compliance. Standard Number of Violations 1. Fall protection in construction...read more
R. Matthew Richards The Salem Community College Board of Trustees recently welcomed a new trustee to the group. R. Matthew Richards was sworn in at the board’s November meeting. An SCC graduate, Richards is a Safety Engineer with Paulsboro Refining Company and is...read more
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